Monthly Archives: April 2017

Help Us Find Your Blog (and others)

Previously: Against Facebook – Call to Action, Against Facebook – Details Inspired by posts by and conversations with Alyssa Vance, and the desire to do some tangible things beyond laying out my case, this post will attempt to start fixing … Continue reading

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Against Facebook: Comparison to Alternatives and Call to Action

Previously: Against Facebook: Details Take Action: Help Us Find Your Blog (and others) Epistemic Status: Shouting from the rooftops. For further details, see previous post. This post is my recommendations for how to communicate online. If you need details and/or detailed … Continue reading

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Against Facebook

Leads to: Against Facebook: Comparison to Alternatives and Call to Action, Help Us Find Your Blog (and others) Note: WordPress seems to be eating line breaks. I hope I have them all fixed at this point. Epistemic Status: Eliezer Yudkowsky writing the … Continue reading

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United We Blame

Blame Index Funds: Overbooking and Cross Selling (first story) Blame The Law: The Deeper Scandal of That Brutal United Video Blame The Culture of Law Enforcement in Aviation:The Real Reason a Man Was Dragged Off That United Flight and How To Stop … Continue reading

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Escalator Action

Epistemic Status: Slow ride. Take it easy. You Memba Elevator Action? I memba. A recent study (link is to NY Times) came out saying that we should not walk on escalators, because not walking is faster. From the article: The train … Continue reading

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You’re Good Enough, You’re Smart Enough, and People Would Like You

Epistemic Status: Playing the odds Originality Status: Very low. These are not unique views and this has been said many times before, so apologies if you’ve seen it many times before, but the message never gets through, so we keep … Continue reading

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Why Rationality?

Previously: Responses to Tyler Cohen on Rationality Recently: Yes, We Have Noticed the Skulls, When Rationalists Remade the World Repeat as Necessary: Principle of Charity A lot of people do not understand the appeal. I was surprised to find that Will Wilkinson was among … Continue reading

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